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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Bristol

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 581 fun things to do in Bristol for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and parks and playgrounds. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 379 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Bristol day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Bristol with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

Find your perfect day out

ODEON Bristol

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Thrillers, comedies and kids’ classics are all up for grabs with a trip to the cinema. Get an education in movie making at ODEON Bristol. With 3 scre...

Dame Emily Park

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Dame Emily Park Named after one of the last members of the Smyth family, which provided the land, this park is a peaceful, shady retreat in the middl...

ImmotionVR Bristol

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Journey to infinity and beyond at ImmotionVR Bristol . Prehistoric worlds and outer space are yours to explore with a helping hand from some rather n...

Windmill Hill City Farm

  • Bristol
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Windmill Hill City Farm was formed in 1976 by a volunteer group of local residents determined to see a piece of inner city wasteland put to more prod...

Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

The highly entertaining Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf comprises 2 full 18-hole courses with an amazing depth of atmosphere and decor! Each course feat...

Showcase Cinema de Lux Bristol

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Dive into the silver screen at Showcase Cinema de Lux Bristol, where there's an amazing 13 screens showing the biggest and best blockbusters your fam...

Clifton Observatory

  • Bristol
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

The Clifton Observatory stands at the hill just by the stunning Clifton Suspension Bridge, a fabulous backdrop for an epic family photo. Inside the b...

Bristol Zoo Gardens3.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

A visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens is an adventure into an exciting animal kingdom, all set within 12 acres of beautiful grounds and award-winning garden...



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The Clifton Suspension Bridge

  • Clifton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Clifton Suspension Bridge has a Visitor Centre by the Leigh Woods toll booth on the Bridge gives helpful information about the history of the Bri...

Easton Leisure Centre

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Let the kids go wild and keep active with the variety of sports on offer at Easton Leisure Centre! Dive right in and do a few lengths of the 25-metre...

PlaySpace

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

PlaySpace is soft play – but not as you know it! This indoor play centre in Bristol is more ‘civilised’ than its counterparts, with natural light, co...

The Climbing Academy Boulder Club Bristol

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Bouldering is a form of rock climbing free from ropes and harnesses. It is done on low height walls above crash mats. We have classes that cater for...

Felix Road Adventure Playground

  • Bristol
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Free fun for everyone at Felix Road Adventure Playground! The adventure playground allows kids to come and go as they please, with no entry fee. Both...

FootGolf at Ashton Court Estate

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Up for an active day outdoors with the kids? Take the family to Ashton Court Golf Course for a fast-paced game of footgolf and find out who will kick...

Clifton & Durdham Downs

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Downs are a gorgeous green escape on the edge of Bristol. There’s loads to keep you busy including horse riding, cycling, kite flying and footbal...

Ashton Court Estate

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Ashton Court Estate is a Country park and mansion with 850 acres of woodland and grassland. The estate is host to many activities including an annual...

Showcase Bristol Avonmeads

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Enjoy all the best new films at Showcase Bristol Avonmeads, where there's an epic 14 screens showing all the latest films, no matter what genre you’r...

St Werburghs City Farm

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

St Werburghs City Farm, a green oasis in the heart of the city, is designed to connect people to food, the local community, and the environment, and...

Tenpin Bristol

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Take a swing at victory at Tenpin Bristol. Whether your kids are competitive or just enjoy trying something new, bowling is a great way to satisfy th...

Ashton Court Disc Golf Park

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Have a go at 10 holes of quirky Disc Golf!  It's fun for kids without experience and very satisfying it you've got a good aim. How does it work, you...

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